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US Navy Blast Marshall Islands


Published 1942
Topics Newsreel.


This short newsreel, produced for the home market, shows the first offensive action of the Pacific War by the U.S. Navy: a raid on Makin Island in the Marshalls conducted by the USS Yorktown battle group under command of Admiral William Halsey. The film claims to show Japanese cruisers and even an aircraft carrier sunk by American forces, but in reality there were no such enemy losses.


Run time 9 minutes 54 seconds
Producer Castle Films
Audio/Visual sound, black and white
Language English

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